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Spoonbill Fondness

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Below is the poem entitled Spoonbill Fondness which was written by poet Paul Peterzell. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Spoonbill Fondness

A bill  like no other
Wading the waters so intently 
Uniquely identifiable
Poised and standing contently.

Plumage so brightly defined,
So elegant looking and sleek 
Keeping a low profile 
Grabbing fish  below with their beak.

Such beauty in the distance 
Resembles a flamingo in some ways 
A Roseate Spoonbill I've spotted
A feeling of accomplishment this conveys.

Not ubiquitous as is the duck,
Searched high and low 
Stumbled upon these beautiful birds 
Awestruck and infatuated so.

Wading and seeking prey,
Moving a bill side to side ,
Encapsulates their essence,
Fellow shore birds easily abide.

How recognizable yet unique,
A prize waiting for me,
My camera as the instrument 
Capturing every movement I see.


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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 9:37:00 PM
    How about another poem Paul.... SKAT

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 7:55:00 AM
    Hi Paul, great poem you have there. Looking forward to reading more. Welcome to the Soup. I am new as well. You will find a friendly family of poets here. I'd love your take on some of my poems. See you soon!!

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:54:00 AM
    - Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Paul :) - I choose your first well written poem - hope you will write many poem in the future- Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1 Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 3:20:00 PM
    delighted to read your first poem. Capturing every moment. Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will find much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your way of writing. But, for the mean time, I will greet you with the same smile, other poets passed when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 3:11:00 PM
    Paul, a wonderful expression about you. Thanks for the vision. , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and offer positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to my contest and poetry page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"